“It seems to me that there has been several of these types of books coming out lately (Heaven is for Real, 90 minutes in heaven, 26 minutes in hell). All of them are dealing with a person’s near death experience of the afterlife. In this particular book it tells the story of a six-year-old boy who become severely physically disabled due to a car accident. During his ordeal he experiences the wonders of heavenly encounters with angelic beings and visual access into heaven. Slowly his story and experiences are unfolded to give a glimpse into what heaven is like.
Probably like most people I have a great curiosity about the afterlife. And while I read these types of books with great interest, I do not find myself quick to embrace all that is written. Perhaps because the Bible says that “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived— these things God has prepared for those who love him.” So, while I enjoy the book’s account and do not doubt that the story is real, I tend to be skeptical of the ability of human words to adequately describe heavenly realities. To be fair, often Alex Malarkey (the boy who had the experience) expressed the same frustration.
I think these kind of books are inspiring for reminding us of heavenly realities. I think it provides a great source of discussion regarding the afterlife. However, If you are hoping to understand how amazing heaven is, this book will not satisfy you. Human words can never do heaven justice.”